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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • PG
    138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG
138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.
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Shari Rhodes | Juliet Taylor (as Juliette Taylor)
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Dec 14, 1977 (United States)

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68 cast members
Name Known for
Richard Dreyfuss
Roy Neary Roy Neary   See fewer
François Truffaut
Claude Lacombe (as Francois Truffaut) Claude Lacombe (as Francois Truffaut)   See fewer
Teri Garr
Ronnie Neary Ronnie Neary   See fewer
Melinda Dillon
Jillian Guiler Jillian Guiler   See fewer
Bob Balaban
David Laughlin David Laughlin   See fewer
J. Patrick McNamara
Project Leader Project Leader   See fewer
Warren J. Kemmerling
Wild Bill (as Warren Kemmerling) Wild Bill (as Warren Kemmerling)   See fewer
Philip Dodds
Jean Claude Jean Claude   See fewer
Cary Guffey
Barry Guiler Barry Guiler   See fewer
Shawn Bishop
Brad Neary Brad Neary   See fewer
Adrienne Campbell
Silvia Neary Silvia Neary   See fewer
Justin Dreyfuss
Toby Neary Toby Neary   See fewer
Merrill Connally
Team Leader Team Leader   See fewer
George DiCenzo
Major Benchley Major Benchley   See fewer
Amy Douglass
Implantee Implantee   See fewer
Alexander Lockwood
Implantee Implantee   See fewer
Mary Gafrey
Mrs. Harris Mrs. Harris   See fewer
Norman Bartold
Ohio Tolls Ohio Tolls   See fewer
Josef Sommer
Larry Butler Larry Butler   See fewer
Michael J. Dyer
Self (as Rev. Michael J. Dyer) Self (as Rev. Michael J. Dyer)   See fewer
Roger Ernest
Highway Patrolman Highway Patrolman   See fewer
Carl Weathers
Military Police Military Police   See fewer
F.J. O'Neil
ARP Project Member (as F. J. O'Neil) ARP Project Member (as F. J. O'Neil)   See fewer
Phil Dodds
ARP Musician ARP Musician   See fewer
Randy Mark Herman
Returnee #1 Flt. 19 Returnee #1 Flt. 19   See fewer
Hal Barwood
Returnee #2 Flt. 19 Returnee #2 Flt. 19   See fewer
Matthew Robbins
Returnee #3 Flt. 19 Returnee #3 Flt. 19   See fewer
David Anderson
Air Traffic Controller Air Traffic Controller   See fewer
Richard L. Hawkins
Air Traffic Controller Air Traffic Controller   See fewer
Craig Shreeve
Air Traffic Air Traffic   See fewer
Bill Thurman
Air Traffic Air Traffic   See fewer
Roy E. Richards
Air East Pilot Air East Pilot   See fewer
Gene Rader
Hawker Hawker   See fewer
Eumenio Blanco
Sunburned Old Man Sunburned Old Man   See fewer
Daniel Nunez
Federale Federale   See fewer
Chuy Franco
Mexican Federale Mexican Federale   See fewer
Luis Contreras
Federale Federale   See fewer
James Keane
Radio Telescope Team Radio Telescope Team   See fewer
Dennis McMullen
Radio Telescope Team Radio Telescope Team   See fewer
Cy Young
Radio Telescope Team Radio Telescope Team   See fewer
Tom Howard
Radio Telescope Team Radio Telescope Team   See fewer
Richard Stuart
Truck Dispatcher Truck Dispatcher   See fewer
Bob Westmoreland
Load Dispatcher Load Dispatcher   See fewer
Matt Emery
Support Leader Support Leader   See fewer
Galen Thompson
Special Forces Soldier Special Forces Soldier   See fewer
John Dennis Johnston
Special Forces Special Forces   See fewer
John Ewing
Dirty Tricks #1 Dirty Tricks #1   See fewer
Keith Atkinson
Dirty Tricks #2 Dirty Tricks #2   See fewer
Robert Broyles
Dirty Tricks #3 Dirty Tricks #3   See fewer
Kirk Raymond
Dirty Tricks #4 Dirty Tricks #4   See fewer
Bennett Wayne Dean Sr.
Scientist (uncredited) Scientist (uncredited)   See fewer
Danyi Deats
Alien (uncredited) Alien (uncredited)   See fewer
Basil Hoffman
Longly (uncredited) Longly (uncredited)   See fewer
J. Allen Hynek
Self - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited) Self - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)   See fewer
Jenny Inge
#1 Alien (uncredited) #1 Alien (uncredited)   See fewer
Monty Jordan
Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited) Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Shay McLean
Speaking Child (uncredited) Speaking Child (uncredited)   See fewer
Dejah Moore
Receptionist (uncredited) Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
Carl Neal
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Monty O'Grady
Agent (uncredited) Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Julia Phillips
UFO watcher at Crescendo Summit (uncredited) UFO watcher at Crescendo Summit (uncredited)   See fewer
Murray Pollack
Agent (uncredited) Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephen Powers
UN Observer (uncredited) UN Observer (uncredited)   See fewer
David Rambow
Special Forces Hazmat Soldier (uncredited) Special Forces Hazmat Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Howard K. Smith
Howard K. Smith (uncredited) Howard K. Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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